Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Bradley Stephen Wheeler

Bradley Stephen Wheeler born January 11, 1971, age 43, gained his angel wings on February 27, 2015. He was the type who never met a stranger, and would give the shirt off his back to help anyone, was an avid lover of Harley-Davidson and driving the back roads in his beloved truck. He loved spending [Read more…]

Mildred Lee Manley

Mildred Lee Manley, “Millie”, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away February 26, 2015 at the age of 83. Millie was an amazing wife, mother, Nana, and great-Nana. She cherished time spent with her family, especially many memorable vacations. Her love of nature and music, as well as her feistiness will live on in her family. Millie [Read more…]

Tamara Short Schafer

Schafer, Tamara Short, age 49, went to be with the Lord on February 24, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tamara was a loving Christian wife and mother, she was also a dedicated employee of Physicians Regional in the emergency room department. Originally from Kingsport, Tennessee, she was preceded in death by her father, Denham Short. She [Read more…]

Leona M. Phelps

Phelps, Leona Maldeis, age 101, of Knoxville passed away on Tuesday, February 24 at her son’s residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Preston V. Phelps and son, John Roberts Phelps. She is survived by two sons and spouses; Dr. Preston V. Phelps, Jr. and Jeri, Dr. Richard Phelps and Peggy, and [Read more…]

Kathy D. Herron

Kathy Diane Herron, 57, was surrounded by her family when she peacefully went home to be in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 22, 2015. In heaven she joins her son, David Baker; mother, Ada Herron Henningsen; father, Alvin Herron; infant brother, David Henningsen; step-sister, Gail Hendrix; grandparents, Allen and Mary Sizemore, Herman and Myrtle Herron.  Kathy is [Read more…]

Mary T. Hoke

Mary Turner Hoke, age 58, passed away peacefully with her children and sisters at her side. She was the epitome of an ever giving, ever-loving mom, grandmother, sister, daughter, and aunt. A proud graduate of Penn State University, Mary worked many years at Covenant Hospital IT Department. She was a brilliant informational technology professional. Mary [Read more…]

Mary Sue Carter

Mary Sue Carter, age 81, passed away in Knoxville on February 24, 2015. She was a loving mother and “Mimi” to all her family. A faithful member of Central Baptist Church, Fountain City, she worked there in the Family Life Center. Sue retired from Comcast, worked many years at the Krystal Company, and was always [Read more…]

James Derek Overton

James “Derek” Overton, age 47, died tragically in a house fire on February 19, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Derek was preceded in death by parents, James Ralph and Edith Nell Overton. He is survived by brother, Stephen Overton and wife Nichole, niece and nephew, Elisabeth and Stephen; his aunts and uncles; and a host of extended family. [Read more…]

Edith N. Overton

Edith Nell “Blondie” Overton age 66,  died tragically in a house fire on February 19, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Blondie was a member of Bell’s Campground Baptist Church and Daughters of the Nile. She adored her family and loved everyone.  She was preceded in death by parents, David and Inez Lawrence Cline; husband, James Ralph [Read more…]

James R. Overton

James Ralph “Jim” Overton, age 75, died tragically in a house fire on February 19, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. James, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, was retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company, and a Shriner. James was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Margret Thompson Overton, wife, Edith Nell Overton, son, [Read more…]

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